Government & Students Team Up for a Good CAUSE

Glen Cove High School’s Community Action Using Student Empowerment (CAUSE) class was invited to attend a recent Glen Cove City Council meeting following a visit to their classroom by Mayor Reggie Spinello, who spoke with students about how local government works.

“CAUSE students were very curious and interested to learn how a change can be made in the Glen Cove community. Mayor Spinello invited the class to propose legislation in order to teach them about the lawmaking process,” said CAUSE teacher Susan Poulos. “With CAUSE’s knowledge of this process, they decided to put their education to work.”

Students developed and submitted a detailed proposal for the addition of a traffic sign near the sight of a recent accident involving a Glen Cove student. Mayor Spinello worked with the city attorney and the Glen Cove Police Department to author a formal resolution for the placement of a sign on the sidewalk on the west side of Glen Cove Avenue near Mason Drive. The sign is designed to alert drivers of the traffic signal ahead and encourage them to slow down, subsequently avoiding future accidents. When the resolution was presented to the Glen Cove City Council, they approved it.

The CAUSE class would like to thank Mayor Spinello, Mrs. Christopoulos, and the City Council members for supporting their CAUSE!